FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Nashville FSDO-19
AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED IN A FIELD, NEAR SPRING HILL, TENNESSEE.
Aircraft Make: THORP
Aircraft Model: T18
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: SPRING HILL
SPRING HILL, Tenn. - A small plane has made an emergency landing in Williamson County, according to officials.
The incident happened in a field just off Interstate 65 near mile marker 56.
That location was reportedly near Summit High School.
According to preliminary reports, the aircraft was an experimental plane.
According to the plane’s registration, it’s a 1968 Fleming Thorp T-18. That’s a fixed wing, two-seater plane with a single engine.
Authorities said the plane was intact other than a possible bent wheel well.
The pilot is from North Carolina. He fueled up in Warren County and was on his way to Arkansas.
Emergency crews were on the scene. The FAA was investigating.
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Williamson County officials said the plane was traveling from Warren County to Arkansas when the pilot started experiencing problems.
The pilot landed in a field near Twin Lakes Drive in Spring Hill, which is right behind Summit High School.
The landing gear reportedly broke when the pilot swerved upon landing to avoid a cow.
FAA and NTSB are headed to the scene.
SPRING HILL, Tenn.--Spring Hill Police dispatchers confirm the department is on the scene of a plane crash.
Police say the aircraft was an "experimental plane" which went down. Crews are working on getting access to the site which is possibly in the Twin Lakes Drive area.
Initial reports are two people were on-board when the plane went down. No injuries have yet been reported.
The aircraft is described as a Thorpe T-18 which lost engine power 24 miles south of Nashville International Airport at 9:22am.
The plane landed in an open field near I-65 according to FAA officials.
According to Williamson County officials, the single engine plane was traveling from Warren County to Arkansas when the pilot started experiencing problems. The pilot landed in a field near Twin Lakes Drive in Spring Hill, which is right behind Summit High School. The landing gear reportedly broke when the pilot swerved upon landing to avoid a cow.
SPRING HILL, TN (WSMV) -
A small plane made an emergency landing in Williamson County on Wednesday morning.
The pilot was heading from Warren County to a job in Arkansas when he starting having mechanical problems.
He ended up landing in a field off Buckner Lane just north of Summit High School in Spring Hill.
The pilot was not injured, but his landing gear was damaged upon impact.
Perhaps the luckiest creature was a cow in the field. The pilot told first responders he had to swerve to miss the animal after touching down.
The FAA will be investigating the incident.
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